COLDWATER, Miss. — Kesha Woods heard about a deadly shooting in Coldwater Sunday morning, then realized the victim was her cousin.
“It was a very big shock. I was waking up to the news and it hurt really bad,” she said.
Coldwater police found 24-year-old Justin Taylor laying in the driveway and front porch, dead from a gunshot wound.
“He was a young guy, he was a good guy. He went to church every time. When you see him, he’s always be so happy and cheerful,” Woods said.
Family members believe whoever shot and killed Taylor knew him and caught him as he was coming home, shooting him before he could even get inside his front door.
Police agree, saying they have “persons on interest” in the Taylor murder, but no arrests yet.
Detectives are still trying to identify and locate at least two more for questioning.
“If you still out there, you know what you done. Your conscience will not let you continue to do this to a good person,” Dominique Bibb, Taylor’s relative, said.
Police have asked the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation for help in the murder and say they have a good chance of catching whoever killed Taylor.
“It was heartless, it was cold to do someone like that,” Woods said.
And she says people like that have no business on the streets.
There’s a vigil for Taylor Monday at 8 p.m. on the Coldwater town square. All are invited to attend.
Anyone with information on the case should call Tate County Crime Stoppers at 662-301-1111